The President, Akwa Ibom Finance Prudential Cooperative Association (AKFIPCA), Arc Ubokutom Nyah has assured that the association is aiming towards becoming the cooperative capital of Nigeria. He made this known yesterday, when the management of Topfaith International Secondary School, Mkpatak, led by it Proprietor, Dr. Emmanuel Abraham, paid a courtesy call on him in Uyo.
According to Arc. Nyah, “ the dream is building the cooperative capital of Nigeria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. This dream is our model. This cooperative association, AKFIPCA is to lift our people. to energized and uplift our soul from a crush spirit of poverty. Ultimately, AKFIPCA shall become a national model. Uyo as the capital and Akwa Ibom its origin.
Going through history lane, he disclosed that, “Uyo had a history in cooperative banking. She lost the cooperative movement she proudly and successfully hosted in the pre-independence Nigeria. The cooperative Development Bank (CDB) became an end to itself. It lost the meaning of its name, cooperative and essence, cooperative development. It failed to develop cooperative, and failed to be an engine for cooperative growth.
“ We lay no blame to history but with the benefit of hindsight and faith, AKFIPCA has set itself a task to reinvent cooperative development, business and banking. The relationship therefore and the vision is to put AKFIPCA as the large entity which shall hold majority shares of the bank. AKFIPCA shall invest in everything permissible under the sun, from elementary education to space science…”
Explaining further, Nyah mentioned that AKFIPCA is also a platform, a vehicle of mobilization of how income and the disadvantaged for the various agencies where dream is the eradication of disease and poverty, creation of wealth, promotion of health, enterprise, political education, social reorientation, employment and livable environment.
He however expressed appreciation to the Dr. Emmanuel Abraham-led management of Topfaith International School, Mkpatak for their partnership in promoting academic excellence for AKFIPCA scholars.
His words, “Topfaith International Secondary School is by AKFIPCA’s mind, the ultimate catalyst of our dream. We trust that while we struggle to develop, increase and sustain emotional intelligence of our future generation, we can confidently entrust the formation of both cognitive and emotional intelligence of our critical human resource on ‘shoulder of Excellence, Dr. E.T. Abraham.
“The above brief narration places Topfaith International Secondary School as AKFIPCA’s ultimate partner and the priceless benefactor of her future. This is the reason we value without measure, your visit today as historic, inspiring and endorsement of the AKFIPKA vision.”
On his part, the Chairman, Board of Governors, Topfaith International Secondary School, Mkpatak, Dr. Emmanuel Abraham thanked the leadership of AKPFIPCA for conceptualization the philosophy of the association noting that with the kind of human resources that is produced from the scheme, posterity will take it up as an enduring legacy.
While extolling the sterling academic performance of AKFIPCA scholars, Dr. Abraham disclosed, “…As a matter of fact from the statistics I was shown, between the first five top scholars in Topfaith, AKFIPCA produced two of them … Among all the 18 AKFIPKA scholars, we have no serious reason to complain about any of them. Even in the immediate past entrance examination, we’re glad to announce that of all the multiple hundreds of children that wrote the exam in April this year, the highest score came from AKFIPCA…”
Dr. Abraham, who averred the future of AKFIPCA is bright, promised to remain willing, serious and sincere partners: “why I came with these people is for you to see that we have very serious dedication to this group. Being part of this project, we are very determined more than ever to align ourselves fully with the vision of AKFIPCA scholarship scheme.
Among those who accompanied the Proprietor of Topfaith International Secondary School, Mkpatak were: The Principal of Topfaith International Secondary School, Mkpatak, Mr. Amah T. Amah (Jrn); Academic and Records Office, Mr. Utitofon R. Ekpo; Quality Assurance Office, Emmanuel Nwagwu; and Special Academic Counsellor, Mr. Donald Ekpun.